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Gender: Male Meaning of Erik: "eternal ruler" Origin of Erik: Spelling variation of Eric Erik's Popularity in 2017: #367

The name Erik is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "eternal ruler". Erik is ranked #367 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Spooky Halloween Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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Gives a slightly updated feel to the stale Eric.

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Famous People Named Erik

Erik Thorvaldsson, first European to explore North America
Erik Estrada, American actor
Erik Per Sullivan, American actor
Éric Alfred Leslie "Erik" Satie, French composer and pianist
Erik Sandin, member of NOFX
Erik Homburger Erikson (born Erik Salomonsen), German-American psychologist
Erik Ellington, American pro skateboarder
Erik Dean Prince, American founder of Blackwater
Erik Charles Nielson, American actor
Erik Thomas von Detten, American actor
Erik Rico, American singer-songwriter
Erik the Red, the son of Þorvaldr Ásvaldsson
Erik Björnsson, one of the sons of Björn Ironside
Erik Refilsson, Swedish legendary king
Erik Lorig, American NFL football player
Erik Finman, American entrepreneur and Bitcoin investor
Erik Mariñelarena, Mexican screenwriter, director and producer
Erik Palladino, American actor
Erik Turner, rhythm guitarist of glam metal band Warrant
Erik Rico, American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and DJ
Erik Durm, German football player
Erik Range aka Gronkh, German game developer and YouTuber

Pop Culture References for the name Erik

Erik the Red, fictional character in the Marvel Comics comic book universe
Erik, the Phantom of the Opera, disfigured genius, created by French writer Gaston Leroux
Erik J. Smith, one of the five Guardians from the Norse Bible
Erik Von Darkmoor, fictional character appearing in the novels of Raymond E. Feist
Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto, character in Marvel's X-Men
Dr. Erik Selvig, character in the Marvel Universe
Erik Magnus 'Cobra', character in manga/anime, 'Fairy Tail'
Erik Night, character in the 'House Of Night' series by PC Cast
Erik Wallace, characher in the "Sims" series
Erik Killmonger, character in the movie "Black Panther"
Erik, character on TV's "Mako Mermaids"